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Israel seizes Palestinian lands east of Jerusalem to build national park
Israel seizes Palestinian lands east of Jerusalem to build national park
[ 22/08/2013 - 10:54 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Wadi Hilwa-Silwan information center said that Israeli bulldozers on Wednesday morning leveled large tracts of Palestinian-owned lands to the east of occupied Jerusalem.

In a press release, the center stated that bulldozers under police protection sent by the Israeli authority of nature and parks embarked on leveling and destroying 20 dunums of land in Khalat Al-Ein area of Attur village, east of Jerusalem.

The center said that the lands are owned by the families of Khuweis and Sayyad, noting that the bulldozers also uprooted fruitful trees.

Field activist Ahmed Sab-Laban said that the bulldozers also destroyed a main road leading to Palestinian homes inhabited by 16 individuals.

Sab-Laban affirmed that the Israeli expropriation of these lands are part of an Israeli plan to seize 740 dunums of Palestinian land in Attur and Isawiya districts in order to carry out the project of the Jewish national park.

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